You just booked your family beach shoot, so what’s next?… What should we wear?
So here are a few tips that I have when choosing your outfits.
Keep it pretty casual: By that I mean, you want something that you are comfortable in, where you can easily get down on the ground, where it looks like it fits the beach. I would stay away from satin dresses (for little girls) or fancy Easter type dresses.
Think color: While white is pretty and it’s classic, colors look great on the beach. Soft pastels are beautiful, but navy with a pop of red, coral or yellow makes a colorful statement! If you want to go white, I would encourage textures and maybe even creams and neutrals paired with denim.
Women: Wear a sundress, maxi dress, or palazzo pants. Anything flowy. Remember you are on the beach. Shorts just don’t photograph well on women. Keep in mind textures and patterns.
Men: Button downs are perfect, linen shorts or madras shorts… I recommend button downs because they don’t cling.
Things to NOT do:
- Don’t get burnt 🙂 I know you are at the beach, but you don’t want to be too red for the pictures…. and try really hard not to have raccoon eyes with your sunglasses
- No shoes or socks… they just look funny on the beach
Things to do:
- Bring something to pull long hair back as it gets really windy sometimes
- Don’t forget about accessories! Pretty necklaces or cute hats for little ones…
I’ve put together a few ideas for family outfits …they might help get your juices flowing for your session!
Mint/teal paired with pink/peach
Navy and coral/red